Honduras2021-03-04T15:40:51-05:00

Honduras

Serving San Pedro Sula.

Honduras

Serving San Pedro Sula.

Honduras

2,428 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 2009, Mentors International helps individuals and families throughout Honduras turn generational poverty into sustainable self-reliance. The Honduras economy is heavily dependent on U.S. trade, which historically took the form of exporting bananas and coffee.

This country has one of the highest populations of people living in extreme poverty in Central America.

According to the World Bank, in Honduras, 57% of the population struggles to survive on less than $5.50 a day. The people of Honduras suffer from high unemployment and vastly unequal distribution of wealth. The COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting Honduras’s economy. The country’s GDP is expected to contract by 7.1 percent in 2020 due to a sharper than expected fall in trade, investment and consumption amid the global slowdown and prolonged containment measures

Fortunately, through mentoring, training, and financial solutions, individuals and families are improving their incomes, paying off their debts, and increasing their savings. They are starting businesses, finding employment, and spreading prosperity throughout their local communities even in these uncertain times.

Honduras

2,428 Families
Impacted Last Year

Established in 2009, Mentors International helps individuals and families throughout Honduras turn generational poverty into sustainable self-reliance. The Honduras economy is heavily dependent on U.S. trade, which historically took the form of exporting bananas and coffee.

This country has one of the highest populations of people living in extreme poverty in Central America.

According to the World Bank, in Honduras, 57% of the population struggles to survive on less than $5.50 a day. The people of Honduras suffer from high unemployment and vastly unequal distribution of wealth. The COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting Honduras’s economy. The country’s GDP is expected to contract by 7.1 percent in 2020 due to a sharper than expected fall in trade, investment and consumption amid the global slowdown and prolonged containment measures

Fortunately, through mentoring, training, and financial solutions, individuals and families are improving their incomes, paying off their debts, and increasing their savings. They are starting businesses, finding employment, and spreading prosperity throughout their local communities even in these uncertain times.

Honduras

2,428 Families Impacted Last Year

Established in 2009, Mentors International helps individuals and families throughout Honduras turn generational poverty into sustainable self-reliance. The Honduras economy is heavily dependent on U.S. trade, which historically took the form of exporting bananas and coffee.

This country has one of the highest populations of people living in extreme poverty in Central America.

According to the World Bank, in Honduras, 57% of the population struggles to survive on less than $5.50 a day. The people of Honduras suffer from high unemployment and vastly unequal distribution of wealth. The COVID-19 pandemic is significantly impacting Honduras’s economy. The country’s GDP is expected to contract by 7.1 percent in 2020 due to a sharper than expected fall in trade, investment and consumption amid the global slowdown and prolonged containment measures

Fortunately, through mentoring, training, and financial solutions, individuals and families are improving their incomes, paying off their debts, and increasing their savings. They are starting businesses, finding employment, and spreading prosperity throughout their local communities even in these uncertain times.

Honduras

Learning and Mentoring Centers
in San Pedro Sula

At our Learning and Mentoring Center, students can receive business and vocational training in:

Entrepreneurial Training

Graphic Design

English

Sales/Customer Service

Computer Skills

Personal Leadership

Students pay for their classes by performing 40 hours of approved community service. In 2020 they performed a combined total of 45,482 hours of community service.

Honduras

Learning and Mentoring Centers
in San Pedro Sula

At our Learning and Mentoring Center, students can receive business and vocational training in:

Entrepreneurial Training

Graphic Design

English

Sales/Customer Service

Computer Skills

Personal Leadership

Students pay for their classes by performing 40 hours of approved community service. In 2020 they performed a combined total of 45,482 hours of community service.

Honduras

Learning and Mentoring Centers in San Pedro Sula

At our Learning and Mentoring Center, students can receive business and vocational training in:

Entrepreneurial Training

Graphic Design

English

Sales/Customer Service

Computer Skills

Personal Leadership

Students pay for their classes by performing 40 hours of approved community service. In 2020 they performed a combined total of 45,482 hours of community service.

Local Leadership

Local Leadership

Executive Director

Otoniel Manley

Otoniel Manley is a creative engineer who loves to solve problems. His goal is to surpass each and every goal in his life. He is an optimistic believer and a natural entrepreneur. Before Mentors Honduras, Manley worked as General Manager in a family business, and also as Logistics and Production Manager in a screen printing plant. He more than doubled productivity in every case. Born and raised in a poor environment himself, he was able to receive excellent academic and spiritual education which has prepared his mind and heart to serve and understand Mentors’ Honduras clients.

Center for Education and Mentoring Director

Denis Turcios Mendoza

Denis Turcios has been associated with our organization since 2004. He is an experienced Mentor and currently serves as the Director of the San Pedro Sula Center for Education and Mentoring.

His previous experiences include Financial Analyst for ‘Parque Industrial Caracol Knits’, Department Manager of the “Costos Coaba de Honduras’, Public Accountant for the International Department of ‘Banco Sogerin’, Instructor in Starting New Businesses, Accounting, Finances, Marketing and English as a Second Language.

Denis graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras in Business Administration, and also has a degree from the Universidad Cristiana Evangélica Nuevo Milenio in Education. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Denis is married to Karen, and they have one daughter.

Program Manager

Nora Maricel Gonzales

Nora Maricel Gonzales graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras Law School. She is a registered member of the Honorable Bar Association of Honduras. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Mentors Honduras team. She loves being able to use her skills to contribute to the development of the people and the country which she loves dearly. She feels like she has been blessed greatly both personally and professionally through her work with Mentors Honduras.

Executive Director

Otoniel Manley

Otoniel Manley is a creative engineer who loves to solve problems. His goal is to surpass each and every goal in his life. He is an optimistic believer and a natural entrepreneur. Before Mentors Honduras, Manley worked as General Manager in a family business, and also as Logistics and Production Manager in a screen printing plant. He more than doubled productivity in every case. Born and raised in a poor environment himself, he was able to receive excellent academic and spiritual education which has prepared his mind and heart to serve and understand Mentors’ Honduras clients.

Center for Education and Mentoring Director

Denis Turcios Mendoza

Denis Turcios has been associated with our organization since 2004. He is an experienced Mentor and currently serves as the Director of the San Pedro Sula Center for Education and Mentoring.

His previous experiences include Financial Analyst for ‘Parque Industrial Caracol Knits’, Department Manager of the “Costos Coaba de Honduras’, Public Accountant for the International Department of ‘Banco Sogerin’, Instructor in Starting New Businesses, Accounting, Finances, Marketing and English as a Second Language.

Denis graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Universidad Tecnológica de Honduras in Business Administration, and also has a degree from the Universidad Cristiana Evangélica Nuevo Milenio in Education. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Denis is married to Karen, and they have one daughter.

Program Manager

Nora Maricel Gonzales

Nora Maricel Gonzales graduated from the National Autonomous University of Honduras Law School. She is a registered member of the Honorable Bar Association of Honduras. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Mentors Honduras team. She loves being able to use her skills to contribute to the development of the people and the country which she loves dearly. She feels like she has been blessed greatly both personally and professionally through her work with Mentors Honduras.

2020 Impact in Honduras

2020 Impact in Honduras

1,855

Mentoring

sessions

1,062

Graduates

from vocational trianing programs

780

Small Loans

were given

229%

average Increase

in income

29%

Average Increase

in personal savings

38%

Average Decrease

in personal consumer debt

Success Stories from Honduras 

Success Stories from Honduras 

Success Stories from Honduras 

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